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Ecosystem Dynamics – Bandicoots

Biology: Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Dynamics



To determine the suitability of a site to introduce fox mitigation, scientists must first learn about the animal and then find evidence of the presence of an endangered animal in an area.

During the fieldwork day, students will collect scientific data to determine which of two potential wildlife camera sites is the more suitable for a Southern Brown Bandicoot sampling.

Inquiry questions

Inquiry Questions

What effect can Southern Brown Bandicoots have on other species in a community?

How can human activity impact on an ecosystem?

Fieldwork Inquiry Question

How do scientists determine where fox mitigation should take place to protect endangered species?

Excursion locations

This program is offered at the following locations. Click on an image to find out more.

*Note: Excursions at Muogamarra operate in Terms 2 and 3 only.

Program Resources

Bandicoot Resource Hub

The Bandicoot Resource Hub supports the fieldwork program and includes pre-visit activities, teacher programming outline and resources. This resources will support schools/students wanting to complete this as a depth study. Please contact the Centre for more information.

Bandicoot Virtual Fieldwork

The Bandicoot Virtual Fieldwork site is an online resource to support students who are unable to attend the fieldwork. Please contact the Centre for more information.